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CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm EST
months. >> although, those revisions were almost all in government. mandy makes a good point. 150,000 a month, which has been the average over the past is a months or so, is not great. if this was a normal recovery, we'd be growing at 4% instead of 2 on gdp. employment would be well over 250. however, the good news in today's report was if you look at the household survey, there was clearly a hurricane effect in these numbers. we might actually have printed over 200 absent hurricane sandy. i would argue the trends is getting better. as jim pointed out, we need some clarity on the outlook, and the cliff is very important. if we go off the cliff, even if that number had been 250, the numbers still would weaken next year. >> jim, you have to make money in the meantime. where do you put your money? where are you putting money to work right now? >> well, i'm pessimistic. i share austin's view that i think we're going to go off the cliff and push this thing to february with the debt ceiling bill. as that reality comes in, the market is going to continue to struggle. i would avoid risky assets
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm EST
starting to see a slowdown in the job loss from the government sector. so, i think we're going to be seeing a better than half speed recovery. so, you do want to be taking a balanced approach. we do favor the consumer discretionary at this point offsetting with health care. >> gentlemen, thank you. more breaking news coming away right now. thanks for your thoughts. appreciate it. >> we have the letter. let's get to eamon javers. >> this is the letter speaker boehner sent to the president of the united states. the language he's choosing is important to understand, as he draes the president. the speaker saying, after a status quo election in which both you and the republican majority in the house were re-elected, the american people rightly expect both parties to come together on a fair middle ground and address the nation's most pressing challenges. the speaker characterizing this as a status quo election. that's not the way the white house sees it. the white house sees it as an election they won and they picked up seats in the congress. the speaker here reminding the president, hey,
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
sheets isn't addressing the problem. it isn't addressing unemployment. one hand of the government is trying to do something that isn't working and the other hand is shooting in the foot. i think this is going to be interesting listening to bernanke on wednesday. >> ben has already put it out there there's not a lot the fed can do if we go off the fiscal cliff. you speak to a lot of smart people, rick santelli. >> and he's a smart person as well. >> to feel it's going to be a year of strong dollar or weaker dollar. i ask this because so many companies during their latest earning season have pointed to the strong dollar as a real problem for them if they're a multinational. >> i think the relationship between all the developed countries using printing presses like the dollar, yen, euro, are close to levels and ranges we'll see next year. i think in some of the asian currencies we need to pay more attention to. you can only swim so far in a round pool without banging the edges. that's what you get when you look at the dollar versus the yen or euro. >> thank you. thanks for joining us to
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm EST
equipment in software. it looks like railroad tracks. residential investment and government infrastructure, which is way down from historical levels, and business structures investment, that's important, but the locomotive that pulls our economy is investment in equipment and software. whether it's for an oil cater in the basis or a high-tech start-up buying servers and routers and things of that nature. it's our reduced level of capital investment that's produced our low gdp growth rates and our high unemployment. and high tax rates at the corporate level worldwide are directly related to high unemployment levels. you've got to stimulate investment in the united states and a lower corporate tax rate and a so-called territorial system where you don't tax profits made, say, from selling disposable diapers in china to chinese citizens. has to pay a tax to come back in the united states. >> let me get your take, fred. everything you say makes a lot of sense. yet, here we are on the edge of this fiscal cliff. we're not sure what will happen. many people predicting we'll go over
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
end of the scale. they're readily available to almost every government in the region. many gulf states have them. intelligence indicates that the iranians either stole or perhaps bought this from under the table from some gulf state nation. but it doesn't appear that according to the u.s. navy, anyway, that there's any truth to the claims that the iranians actually seized a u.s. navy drone. >> all right, jim. thanks very much. >> we want to get to mary thompson. we have more breaking news right now on the arrest of a trader. mary. >> hey there, bill. this is about a securities trader, david miller. he's been arrested for wire fraud and charged with wire fraud by the connecticut u.s. attorney. in a statement, the u.s. attorney from connecticut stating this defendant orchestrated the unauthorized purchase of approximately $1 billion of apple stock in a fraudulent get-rich-quick scheme that back fired, causing massive losses for his employer. once again, rockdale securities trader david miller arrested and charges with wire fraud. back to you. >> all right, mary. thanks very much.
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
one of the big topics of the fiscal cliff, but also pension funds o for state and local governments. pension fundsfrom european governments, pension funds over the world. if they collapse, the government will be obliged either to fund them or to break the bad news the electorate that they are not going to. liz: it exaggerated worldwide? >> it is a big problem. lots of pension funds are investments in those don't pay anything anymore. liz: government don't have my two bailout. her next one is, this stumped me. climate change. >> i think this is bubbling under the surface. we worry about it when we are not dealing with more shortbread issues. i think it has to come to the top of the agenda because we are changing our environment. liz: look at hurricane sandy with his bizarre storm surge, a snowstorm here in october and nothing all winter. how does that affect my portfolio? >> i think if you look carefully, we can see firms you think might do well in a world which has more climate distress. and firms that won't. firms, they actually look like they are overpriced. it was expensive. that
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
people in washington understand is if all that is done is a cost shifting from the federal government to the state, it doesn't accomplish much because states are not in a position to pick up the extra costs. >> speaking as governor of the stage we execute. we have to get things done. unfortunately congress doesn't. they can throw rocks at each other and leave it for another day and kick the can down the road. governors have to get things done today. we would hope congress will watch the governor's listen to the states. i think we can help him find compromise. liz: governor mark l. will be on neil cavuto tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. you cannot miss that interview. see what he has to say about today's trip to the white house. he does amazing interviews with these governors. you got to hear what he has to say. the fear of falling over the cliff real if you with a look at the chart of the fear index, you might not think so at all. it is incredibly low but market players and insiders are already making trades in advance of something aaron next guest says is about to get to the mix. let's
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm EST
moving to a different inflation adjustment for social security and other government programs. they also talk about reform of medicare to include private sector competition with a traditional fee for service medicare plan. all of those are things that are within the zone of discussion that both -- between the two of the parties. now, president obama went on twitter this afternoon, took questions from the public to try to build pressure on republicans. he got one question from an average person saying, well, will my mortgage interest deduction be threatened by these fiscal cliff talks? and the president used that as a lever to say, that's why rates have to go up, because if they don't, they're going to sister to squeeze middle class deductions. that's the president trying to put pressure on. but i think now that we have offers on paper from both sides, there at least is a prospect we'll have more serious bargaining in the days ahead. >> yes. and that is good news. thank you so much, john harwood with the latest there. more now on the fiscal cliff. one of the industries with the most at st
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm EST
: talking about spending, what are your thoughts on that entitlement? what kind of impact will government spending on things like medicare, social security, i mean, do you think it has gotten out of control? >> it is scheduled to go up by several percentage of gdp over the next couple decades. that had to be turned around. i think that everyone recognizes that is were spending control has to be focused on if we are to avoid much higher tax rates or an explosive national that. i think it is clear that the republicans are saying we will only go along with higher tax revenue, not higher tax rate, but revenue, if the administration will come forward with some plans to slow the growth of spending. lori: all of this going on against the backdrop where we have had low inflation. the fed has promised these low record rates all the way through 2013. what happens if we do get a situation where the fiscal cliff does involve higher taxes? you have higher taxes, a slowing economy and baby inflation. what do you think, will it start to kick in click select this is a recipe for disaster >> the accumulat
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm EST
telephone. >> well, those tense of thousands of anti-government protesters who did the marching on the presidential palace were initially met by riot police who blocked off all approaches to the symbolic seat of power, the palace. these protester were calling loudly for an end to president morsi's decrees. we know they've given him near absolute power. they also call for a cancelling of that snap referendum that he's called for to ratify a draft constitution, which many critics here are saying favors egypt's islamists. at one point, the police were seen firing tear gas into the crowd, but that backfired when some protesters broke through police lines. police then dropped back, regrouped, and order soon returned. eventually morsi's motorcade was seen leaving the palace. then the police slowly left the area as well, leaving it to a lot of baffled protesters, wondering what to do. many of them went home at that point. maria, the opposition calmed this protest a last warning. it may give them a shot in the arm. they did look good tonight and looked like they had strength. today, several ne
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm EST
he should know more about economics. after certain points, the government raises less money by increasing the tax rate. if the tax rate were 100%, liz, how much money would the government raise? 100% of zero because nobody would go to work if the government confiscated everything. at some point, if the taxes increases and it turns out most analysis, most economists agree that that rate is about 30%. up to 30%, the government raises or money by having a tax of 30%. liz: you are a very large shareholder, if not the very largest, you are saving about $690,000 on your tax bill as well. that gives people a sense of how much money could possibly be saved. in 2015, will you start paying dividends again? >> i cannot decide. it is not just up to me. we will take a look at that and see what the story is. our goal is to reward shareholders. there are other ways to do that by buying shares back, increasing earnings per share, decreasing numbers of shares. we always will take care of our customers, that is what we do and that is why we are% successful. liz: thank you for coming on the show.
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
for the government. still at 33 bucks even though it's down after-hours up from the re-ipo after the financial crisis. >> and it's something that will make the ceo very, very happy. the last couple times he's been on this program, he has been campaigning publicly for the government to do just that. he wants them off his balance sheet and off his back. >> it was an unpopular risk to begin with. so brings this all into the era. >> as kayla pointed out, it turned out to be profitable for the country. >> absolutely. >>> in the meantime, death tax would jump. we talk about why it might cost someone's heirs a ton of money if their die on new year's day versus new year's eve. >> and later bmw and mercedes are running neck and neck for the best luxury maker in the country. phil lebeau has the huge deal story coming up. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to d
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
think we could do something good for the economy. we can make the government use the taxpayers' money more efficiently, lock in some spending savings and do some long-term entitlement reforms to make sure americans feel like they can retire with dignity. >> i want to make sure we're talking about apples and apples here, which is so hard in this discussion. the $800 billion which the republicans put forward, which would be a cap on deductions, how does that compare with how far the information is prepared to go when it comes to raising revenue from capping deductions? >> we don't actually know what the republicans think they can do in that context yet, because they haven't told us how they would propose to raise the $800 billion. we don't know whose taxes would go up. we don't know the mixes of rates and limitations they would support. we think there's a good case as part of an agreement alongside a tax increase on the wealthiest 2% of americans. we think with that mix of rates and deductions, we can reach agreement on something that's very good for the country. >> do you have a
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm EST
to think that any industry or any taxpayer or any group of people who depend on government spending can be exempted from the serious problem that we have that's caused by this deficit is a mistake. everybody is going to have to pay for this. >> dawn, right or wrong, the defense industry has this reputation of being bloated, overcharging. are we at a point where we could afford to make cuts in defense spending to try and satisfy the needs of lowering the deficit in this country? >> you know, the real issue we've already seen through the budget control act, the defense has already witnessed significant cuts. i think when you're looking at the resolution here, resolving the negotiations so we don't go to the fiscal cliff, the real issue is everybody's got to participate. it's got to be a balanced approach. last monday -- well, earlier this week, 130 ceos in the aerospace defense industry sent a letter to the president saying we're urging a bipart son approach to this. it's got to be balanced. nobody is saying that defense isn't going to share in that. right now, sequestration, $600 bil
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